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Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese #45 2006Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese #45 2006

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Size: 750ml
Varietal: Riesling
Country: Germany
Producer: Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg

Producer: The estate was first documented in 966. The Schubert family purchased it in 1882 and they remain the sole owners of its 3 vineyards: Abtsberg, Herrenberg and Bruderberg. Since 1982, Dr. Carl von Schubert has managed the estate's vineyards and wine making according to the motto: "as much handling as necessary, but as little as possible." It is the estate’s philosophy to use its own natural wild yeasts for fermentation. It is the estate’s philosophy to use its own natural wild yeasts for fermentation. By strict selective harvesting the estate achieves exceptional qualities at remarkable low yields.

Vintage: After a long winter, blossoming was later than usual, but proceeded well. A moderately warm June followed by a hot July fostered the rapid development of the grapes, thereby making up for the slow start. September was outstanding, but heavy rainfall in late September and early October compelled us to start harvest very early. In order to avoid botrytis, every grape had to be selected extremely carefully. The results: a small, but high-quality harvest.

Region / Vineyards: The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region is known for the finest Riesling wines in the world. The Mosel yields the softest, broadest and fullest wines, the Saar the steeliest and most austere, the Ruwer the most fragrant, with a fine fruity acidity. A total of 98 % of the estate's 82 acres (33 ha) are planted with the noble Riesling grape.

Taste Profile: In the bouquet you can taste orange blossom, peach and apricot. This wine is not primarily sweet. It is Riesling at its best with the most enjoyable tension between very focused and mineral acidity and the rich pure fruit of perfectly ripe grapes. Pairings: This wine goes well with all sorts of desserts with some fruit and classic crème bavaroise and charlotte. It is in addition a very enjoyable drink after dinner. Aging potential more than 30 years.

Wine Profile: Alc. by Volume: 8.0 %,residual sugar:8.73 % (87.3 g/l), acidity: 0.92 % (9.2 g/l) Grape variety: 100 % Riesling